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Travel & Safety Information
Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation was established in 2002 following the tragic death of Caroline Ann Stuttle. For their 10-year anniversary the charity built and launched its Safer Travel App. A comprehensive, destination specific travel safety guide.
Over 8 years of research we have collected travel safety information for over 350 popular tourist and backpacker destinations. Safer Travel provides; travel safety tips, useful contacts, areas to avoid and common crimes as well as suggesting must-see highlights and attractions.
Our team is now checking and re-verifying all content, every week we will be adding new cities to safertravel.org
Recently added Cities
We are adding new cities and updating information every week.
Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year and is a popular holiday destination for travellers.
Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall.
Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture.
Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Florence plays an important role in Italian fashion and is ranked in the top 15 fashion capitals of the world by Global Language Monitor.
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.
Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.
Rome is the capital city and a special commune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia.
Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Famously known for being the hometown of The Beatles, it was also a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.
San Diego is a beautiful city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. A deep harbour is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.
Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences.
Toulouse, capital of France’s southern Occitanie region, is bisected by the Garonne River and sits near the Spanish border. It’s known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to the terra-cotta bricks used in many of its buildings
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Each country gives an overview travel safety related information, from there visit a city for specific safety tips and advice written by people who have actually been there.
Featured Travel Tips
Over the years we have collected many great travellers tips, this means many moments of ‘Oh, if I had only known!” can be avoided. Here are a featured selection of top travel tips collected from experienced travellers from around the world.
- Take some time to walk up the 275 step narrow, spiral staircase in York Minster for breathtaking 360 views of the city and a great sense of achievement.
- Follow your instincts – You will know if something feels right. Always listen to yourself and don’t be dragged with the crowd.
- If you're in York during the summer, book a Hot Air Balloon flight for unforgettable views of York and the beautiful surrounding landscape.
- Watch your belongings – Split your money and keep it close. Keep an eye on your bags at all times, this could save you a lot of trouble and expense.
- Taking offence – Travelling you will meet a lot of like-minded people, but not everyone will want to be your friend. Be confident, don’t take what people might say personally.
- Research before you go – knowledge of the country or city you are travelling is essential. Make sure you are aware of what to expect when you arrive.
Are there any places I should avoid visiting?
We would never say don’t go anywhere. It’s your choice. What we would say is make sure you are prepared and you know what you might expect during your visit. As long as you have done your research you can make yourself as safe as possible in the places you are visiting.
What should I take with me backpacking?
Firstly remember, whatever you take you will have to carry with you for the whole travelling experience. Don’t take anything you can’t afford to lose or can’t replace. At a minimum make sure you have the follow, the rest you can buy.
- Phone and adapters
- Notebook and pencil
- Lock for your bag
- Clothes and laundry bag
- Comfortable shoes and flip flops
- Water bottle
- Toiletries and painkillers
- First aid kit
What are the safest countries in the world to visit?
The Institute for Economics and Peace released its Global Peace Index for last year, this is their ranking of the world’s safest countries.
- New Zealand
- Czech Republic